It's Wednesday again, and that means it's time to wait impatiently for midnight to roll around so games will arrive in the US App Store. It's another banner week for gaming as we're getting a host of interesting new games. We're really interested in trying out Rainbow Six Shadow Vanguard on the iPad, and there's also a Max Payne clone that's caught our eye.
We've been waiting for a long time, and we weren't even all that sure it would ever happen. However, today we can enjoy the fruits of our patience as the Mac gaming classic Marathon releases on the App Store. Die-hard Marathon fans doubtlessly downloaded it for free on Mac ages ago, but today the series is open for a whole new generation to enjoy.
While the big publications have been hogging the iPad limelight with their heavyweight titles and in-app subscriptions, a small German publisher has quietly slipped into the App Store with the kind of rich, interactive experience that most of their bigger rivals could only dream of.
The Neverhood was hardly Doom when it came to popularity when it released way back in 1996, but this adventure game was (and still is) extremely unique. That's thanks in large part to the fact that its graphics are 100% claymation.
An big update to the innovative Flipboard app was released in the App Store today. Promising to improve the reader experience, Flipboard, already a popular leading player among social news reading apps, grew some big muscles recently and is now starting to flex them.
The cool cats at Capcom on Thursday announced the release of Street Fighter IV: Volt for iOS. The game adds a much-anticipated WiFi support for "V.S." mode.
The game combines a 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. A unique four-button ³Visual Pad² control system allows players to execute moves through multiple key combinations and shortcuts making the game accessible to casual players, while still challenging to hardcore fans.
Mobile developer (and niftily-named outfit) Imperial Penguin announced the release of Subterran 1.0, the company's 3d tunnel flyer game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The game allows you to take the controls of a ship specially designed to fly dangerous missions through enemy tunnels and allows you to level up with your character beginning as an ensign and gaining ranks throughout the game to finish as an admiral. The title features 20 missions complete with obstacles to dodge, minerals to mine and enemies to defeat throughout this space adventure.
In a rather remarkable sign of the times, the embrace of modern technology sometimes appears in places you might not always expect. After the cut, check out a video of The Pope launching the official Vatican news website with his iPad.
The developer of the iPad port of Marathon ran into some roadblocks last February while trying to bring the classic franchise up to date. Between some serious technical bugs, and some licensing problems he wasn't even completely sure his work would ever get released.
The idea of World of Warcraft coming to iOS has been a mythical rumor since the first iPhone hit the first palm of the first user. Years have gone by since that time without a peep out of Blizzard about any sort of iOS development. Today however, we at least got a hint from an inside source that Blizzard could get into iOS development at some point.